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  • Estenson wins Thermopolis Mayor race

    Nov 10, 2022

    Unofficial results have been released for the 2022 Hot Springs County General Election. In Hot Springs County, there were a total of 2,213 votes cast. A new Mayor will be the taking over for the Town of the Thermopolis. Adam Ryan Estenson received 650 votes winning over incumbent Mike Chimenti who received 552 votes. For the Thermopolis Town Council race, Rachel Hughes received 612 votes to edge out incumbent Tony Larson with 598 votes. John Dorman, Sr. received 748 votes and will retain his seat on the council. In the eight person race for...

  • Fun feeding the fish

    Nov 10, 2022

    Brothers Elton Hurley, 4 years old, (front), and Archie Hurley, 3 years old, feed the fish at the cooling ponds in Hot Springs State Park this past weekend with their mom, Abigail Schallot. Fish food can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office during regular business hours. The fish feeders in the park are not usable due to vandalism....

  • Update on county GIS database

    Jurri Schenck|Nov 10, 2022

    At the November 1 Hot Springs County Commissioners meeting, Brian Clarkson and Maddie Ross of T-O Engineers gave the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) update and said in September they used septic documents from 1998 and 2000 up to 2021 to attribute septic permits in the GIS database. They added 79 previously unmapped septic permits and linked documents in cloud storage. They finished mapping county road easement and right-of-way descriptions and linked historical documents to easement...

  • FFA students honored at National FFA Convention

    Jurri Schenck|Nov 10, 2022

    Thermopolis Middle School students were honored with awards at the National FFA Convention on October 25-29 in Indianapolis, Indiana. There were over 66,000 students in attendance. FFA Advisor for the Big Springs Chapter, Becky Martinez said that there were six students who qualified, but only three traveled to the convention. Those who attended are 8th graders Chloee Owsley, Haden Johnson and Alec Martinez. They are part of the top 10 in the nation and were welcomed onto the stage for the...

  • General election

    Nov 10, 2022

    Hot Springs County voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote for local, state and federal offices. A total of 2,213 HSC citizens exercised their right to vote on Tuesday....

  • On the record

    Nov 10, 2022

    On the Record policy It is the Thermopolis Independent Record’s policy that all people arrested or cited under the “Accidents,” “Sheriff’s office” or “Police department” in the On the Record section are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We print the names of all people upon their initial arrest. Sheriff’s Office Monday, Oct. 31 1:36 p.m. A juvenile male jumped out of a vehicle at the stoplight while the vehicle was en route to the Boys’ School. The male was located and given a courtesy ride to the school. 10:29 p.m....

  • Fundraiser, craft show planned

    Nov 10, 2022

    The Backpack Program will hold its annual fundraiser “Cheep Houses for Sale” on Saturday, November 19 at the Thermopolis Middle School, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Beta Sigma Phi Holiday Affair/Craft Show. Backpack Program Coordinator Judy Carswell said, “This year is anything birdhouse… So be looking for anything bird house related. And of course, we will accept other items for our auction as well. Such as chairs, trees, etc. We are having a silent auction to help raise money for our local backpack program, which provides...

  • Local youth participates in Fair to Fork

    Nov 10, 2022

    Owen McCumber was selected as one of 14 youth around the state who participated in Wyoming Hunger Initiative’s Fair to Fork Program in its inaugural year. First Lady Jennie Gordon’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative, in partnership with Wyoming 4-H and FFA, recently piloted a new program under the Food from the Farm + Ranch banner called Fair to Fork. Thanks to a grant from the Hughes Charitable Foundation, Wyoming Hunger Initiative was able to purchase and process 14 hogs, then distribute them locally as yet another avenue of providing protein to loc...

  • Great Until 8 Saturday

    Nov 10, 2022

    Main Street Thermopolis’ Great Until 8! monthly late shopping event takes place Saturday, November 12. This second Saturday event spotlights the businesses in town who are staying open until 8 p.m. or later. There’s something special about strolling around the Downtown Historic District on this busy weekend where one can browse, shop, eat and visit with friends and neighbors at the same time. Shoppers can win $100 in Chamber Bucks by entering a drawing with their purchases made from 5-8 p.m. Bring your receipts from the participating bus...

  • Programs honoring local veterans

    Nov 10, 2022

    All veterans are invited to join in a parade in honor of you on Thursday, Nov. 10 at Ralph Witters Elementary. Enter the RWE loading zone/parking lot off of Springview Street near the administration building at 9 a.m. Students and staff will be outside from 9-9:20 a.m. to celebrate our local veterans as they drive through the parking lot loop. After the drive through, come inside for donuts and coffee in the school cafeteria. The parade is being held in addition to the annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov 11 in the Hot Springs County...

  • Historical Society meeting features program

    Nov 10, 2022

    Retired Lieutenant Colonel Justin Budd will be presenting The Recovery of Missing World War II Personnel during the Hot Springs County Historical Society meeting on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Historical Museum. The program is about the recovery of a pilot who had been missing for over 70 years and his remarkable return to his family. Budd is a graduate of Hot Springs County High School. He received a BS in biology from the University of Wyoming, an MPPM with an emphasis in security studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and...

  • Chili cook off Saturday

    Nov 10, 2022

    Hot Springs Freedom Riders, the local Christian Motorcycle Association Chapter 104 is hosting a community chili cook off on Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hot Springs County Search and Rescue Building. Entry fee is $10 with money going to first and second place winners. To sign up or for more information contact Bobbi Watkins at 307-921-3323 or Travis Moore at 307-921-2333....

  • Moving forward

    Nov 10, 2022

    The 2022 General Election is over other than canvasing write-ins, dealing with any requests for recounts and making voting numbers official. Let’s now look forward to welcoming new faces in our places of local, state and federal government as they prepare to take their seats in a few months. Some have said this is one of the most important midterm elections our nation has faced. Local politics have a national impact and every vote counts. Locally, citizens have campaigned and supported their candidates with passion and vigor, debating the i...

  • From the Misfit

    Nov 10, 2022

    Compiled by Jurri Schenck The Misfit seeks to make you chuckle or groan in delight! In times like these, we all need a chance to lighten up and enjoy life a little. Going forward The Misfit Column will provide you with tidbits of humor to make you smile or shake your head. Feel free to share these with your friends. BREAKING NEWS! Engineers have just made a car that can run on parsley… Now they’re hoping to make buses that run on thyme! Just finished writing my book on how to fall down the stairs, It’s a step-by-step guide. To the person that...

  • Bryan McBride Tillack

    Nov 10, 2022

    Bryan McBride Tillack, 80, passed away at the Thermopolis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on November 4, 2022. He was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, on January 13, 1942, to Lucille (McBride) and Auburn Dietrich Tillack. He was the first son and third child of this couple. He was raised in Rosemary, Alberta, Canada. He married Sharon Glines on August 19, 1964, inCardston, Alberta, Canada LDS Temple. Bryan spent his life as an educator, teaching elementary school. He was also a social... Full story

  • Team branding

    Nov 10, 2022

    Trent McNabb, Jill Logan, and Mat Cordingly work together to "brand" a calf by marking it with chalk at the Team Branding event held at the fairgrounds last Saturday. They placed fourth out of 15 teams....

  • Food drive pickups Saturday

    Nov 10, 2022

    The Holiday Food Drive is underway with scouts, youth alternatives and other volunteers putting out bags and picking up filled bags in the community. Bags were placed on doorknobs of Thermopolis homes last Saturday. Fill the bags with canned or dried food and leave it by your front door for pickup on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m.-noon. No perishable items or home canned products please. If your donation is not picked up or you need assistance, call 864-3629 and leave a message. You can also leave your donations in the entry of the Holy Trinity...

  • TMS wrestlers host duel Thursday

    Tatum Epperson|Nov 10, 2022

    TMS Wrestling on the road to Glenrock and Riverton. The TMS Wrestling team had a busy week with multiple matches in multiple locations. On Friday, Nov. 4, the team traveled to Glenrock for a team dual tournament. The team went 3-2 and placed 2nd in their pool and 4th overall out of 9 teams competing. The team also traveled to Riverton for the Spartan Invite on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Team placed 6th overall out of 11 teams and crowned three champions including Lilly Quintanilla (105 lbs.), Cannon Boren (120 lbs.) and Mack Buckner (155 lbs.). In...

  • Connecting trail open

    Nov 10, 2022

    Duder Harvey hikes the newly completed connecting trail between the existing Roundtop and T-Hill trails. The new trail was officially completed and open to the public last Thursday....